Can a packagle handler ever work full time?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by B-Daz, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. BryantheLion

    BryantheLion I leef deengs up n boot dem down

    As a package handler? Besides working a double, stupid..but simple question. If not, how can they work full time without having to be 21+...
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Get a 2nd job, combine the hours and you will be full time.
  3. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    LULZ to the 9th
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Nooooo...he would be part time X 2 and that equals 2xpt
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    2xpt=being able to move out of Mommy's basement
  6. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Or better yet, move into Mommy's basement and start paying rent!:surprised:
  7. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  8. Hangingon

    Hangingon New Member

    If you worked in a FT sort operation you could go FT if there was an opening. I'd assume with the economy the way it is there'd probably be a long waiting list for any openings. I started FT at 19 inside, then went driving at 24.
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yep, depends on the building, usually a hub. In the Atlantic Area fulltime sorters get the same top rate as drivers.
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    We have had situations where all available drivers were working, so a supervisor will run a route using a package handler as a helper. The package handler gets a guranteed 8 hrs at driver wage, and OT after 3 hours if he had been preloading for 5 hours beforehand. So the answer to your question is yes, but not on a regular basis.
  11. wrecker

    wrecker Member

    125 full time hub jobs here. Takes a few years of driving to get one. Driver rate.
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Reading this, I realized this is the first time I ever thought I would want to work in a large hub.
  13. InTheRed

    InTheRed New Member

    Where in the contract does it address that situation you just proposed?

    Is that in the national or local addendum?
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Re: Can a package handler ever work full time?

    We have had this situation here also. The pkg handler is simply along for the ride so that no grievances will be filed over a sup working. If mgt knows ahead of time that they will need to do this they will call the preloader and tell him not to report to preload but to instead report at driver start time.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    We have full-time inside workers at our centers. And not 22.3's either. We run a hub at night so they work that 11-3 take lunch then work 4-8+. The ones that work inside are always high seniority and usually won't leave til they retire. Unless your building is running a hub, then you will not be able to work fulltime inside.
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    In the part where it says that sups cannot do bargaining unit work. If a sup needs to run a route, an hourly will ride with him and be paid full driver wage. Its a win/win for everyone, the company makes service on the route and a part-timer winds up with a fat paycheck.
  17. InTheRed

    InTheRed New Member

    correct it does state that, however it does not state it must be a part timer (preloader or the such).

    I saw drivers make a fuss when the center was out of drivers and a supe used a helper to bail out other drivers that were over dispatched at peak. Would this be allowed to be done (supe use a seasonal helper rather than a preloader) or was this grievance threat/etc a misinterpretation of the contract?